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Master of Arts in Education in Special Education

100% Online Program

Teacher Leader Core (12 hours):

  • ETL 800 Leadership Skills for Teachers
  • ETL 801 Leading Achievement Change
  • ETL 803 Curriculum for Teacher Leaders
  • ETL 805 Research Methods for Educ Profes

Exit Requirement (3 hours):

  • ETL 806 - Teacher Leader Capstone (1 hour)
  • EDF 804 Teaching and Leading with Technology (2 hours)
  • GRD 877m (no credit)

Concentration areas for teachers already certified in special education:

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) teaching or non-teaching (15 hours)

  • SED 802 Advanced Early Childhood Intervention Programming
  • SED 811 IECE Assessment
  • SED 825 Langauge Disorders of Students with Disabilities
  • SED 827 Early Childhood Special Education Partnerships
  • SED 837 Applied Behavior Analysis

Total Program Requirements: 30 hours

More information can be found in the EKU Graduate Catalog


Master of Arts in Education in Special Education for teachers wishing to ADD a special education certification

Core Classes (12 hours):

  • ETL 800 Leadership Skills for Teachers
  • ETL 805 Research Methods for Educ Professionals
  • ETL 806 - Teacher Leader Capstone (1 hour)
  • EDF 804 Teaching and Leading with Technology (2 hours)
  • GRD 877M (no credit)

Concentration areas for adding additional certifications:

Learning and Behavior Disorders (LBD) - 24 hours

  • SED 812 Intro to Special Education Assessment
  • SED 817 Behavior Disorders
  • SED 825 Language Disorders of Students with Disabilities
  • SED 826 Best Practices in Special Education
  • SED 837 Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers
  • SED 845 Special Ed Transition/Collaboration
  • SED 856 Special Education Methods and Materials
  • SED 897 Practicum in Special Education

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) - 30 hours

  • SED 738 Language of the Deaf and HH
  • SED 780 Audiology for Teachers of DHH
  • SED 781 Speech for the DHH
  • SED 808 Special Education in Early Childhood Survey
  • SED 825 Language Disorders of Students with Disabilities
  • SED 830 Education of the DHH
  • SED 850 Assessment, Programs, and Methods for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • SED 897 Practicum in Special Education
  • ASL 101 American Sign Language 1
  • ASL 102 American Sign Language 2

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) - 21 hours

  • SED 802 Advanced Early Childhood Intervention Programming
  • SED 808 Special Education in Early Childhood Survey
  • SED 811 IECE Assessment and Intervention
  • SED 825 Language Disorders of Students with Disabilities
  • SED 827 Early Childhood Special Ed. Partnerships
  • SED 837 Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers
  • SED 897 Practicum in Special Education

Moderate and Severe Disabilities (MSD) 24 hours

  • SED 819 Practices and Programming in Moderate and Severe Disabilities
  • SED 821 Technology/Strategies for MSD
  • SED 823 Teaching Students with MSD
  • SED 825 Language Disorders of Students with Disabilities
  • SED 837  Applied Behavior Analysis
  • SED 845 Special Education Programs for Transition & Management
  • SED 808 Special Ed Early Childhood Survey or OTS 715 Childhood Sensorimotor Development
  • SED 897 Practicum in Special Education
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